7 Basic Commands of Fortinet Fortigate Firewalls Configuration

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Fortinet provides us several types of Fortigate firewalls, including NGFW Entry-level Series,NGFW Middle-range Series, and NGFW High-end Series. Each series also has the similar configuration commands.

In this post, let’s study 7 basic commands.

1. Device console port settings

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2.Set the interface IP

There are four roles for interface roles: WAN, LAN, DMZ, and Undefined. Each role has different functions. For example, LAN and Undefined can configure DHCP-related functions.

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3.Set up the gateway

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4.Set up DNS

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5.Set up NTP

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6.Set the time zone and hostname

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7.Configuration backup

The configuration backup is backed up to via tftp. The backup name is configuration20200101.cfg

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